Massasoit State Park

Quick Facts

Massasoit State Park

Massachusetts

(508) 822-7405

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Things To Do

Overview

This heavily wooded park, minutes from Interstate Route 495, offers abundant beauty and many opportunities for recreation. Four lakes provide excellent fishing. Biking, canoeing, walking, hiking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing are popular activities. In the fall the contrast of scarlet cranberry bogs against the pines is breathtaking.

Map of Massasoit (MA)

Latitude, Longitude: 41.884228, -70.994714

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Activities

  • Boating

    Canoes and other non-motorized boats can access the four lakes by way of a boat ramp on Middleboro Avenue.

  • Bicycling

    Mountain bikers can explore the many trails through the park.

  • Fishing

    Four lakes provide excellent fishing.

  • Hiking

    Mountain bikers can explore the many trails through the park.

  • Horseback Riding

    Miles of designated bridle trails wind through the park. Bridle trail parking is just off Turner St.

  • Hunting

    Restricted hunting is available; inquire for details.

  • RVing

    Massasoit is also a favorite of trailer campers, with most of its 123 campsites provided with electrical or water hookups.

    NOTE: Campers should note that the campground at Massasoit State Park will be closed for the 2010 season, as the electric system servicing the campground is in need of repair. Although Massasoit's campground is closed in 2010, please keep in mind that other state park camping opportunities are available in the southeast region of the state. Both Myles Standish State Forest and Scusset Beach State Reservation are accepting reservations for the 2010 season.

  • Winter Sports

    Cross-country skiing is a popular activity in winter.

Seasonality/Weather

Campground office hours are 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Camping season runs from late April through Columbus Day.

Park Partners

ReserveAmerica

ReserveAmerica handles campground reservations for any Massachusetts State Park camping facility.

(877) 422-6762

Directions

Driving

Massasoit State Park is located in south-eastern Massachusetts.

From Cape Cod or Worcester: Take Rte. 495 to Exit 5 in Middleborough. Take Rte. 18 South to the first intersection where there is a yellow flashing light. Turn right onto Taunton Street which becomes Middleboro Ave.. Park entrance will be on the left, about 2.5 miles from flashing light.

From Boston: Take Rte. 24 south - Rte. 44 east. At first traffic light, turn right onto South St. E.. Follow to end. Turn left onto Middleboro Ave. Continue about 2 miles to Park entrance on the right.

From Fall River/Providence: Take Rte. 195 East - Rte. 24 North - Rte. 44 East. At first traffic light, turn right onto South St. E.. Follow to end. Turn left onto Middleboro Ave. Continue about 2 miles to Park entrance on the right.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(508) 822-7405

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